In high school I noticed that a lot of girls tended to say the same sorts of things in response to similar situations. Here's something that almost always got the desired response. I'd be real close to a lass - on a date or a visit. We'd be alone. And then when the mood was right I'd say something to her which she would hear as, "I need you." She'd pull back, get a little up tight and say, " I don't want that type of relationship.I don't want to be needed."
Then I'd say, "Oh but all I did was to accidently tap you with my right knee then I was just pointing out that I kneed you. My apologies."